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Strong's #473 - אֱלִישָׁה

probably of foreign derivation
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Elishah = “God of the coming (one)”

1) descendant of Noah, son of Javan; perhaps ancestor of the Aeolians

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
NAS (3)
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
HCS (3)
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
BSB (4)
Genesis 2
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
ESV (3)
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
WEB (3)
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אֲלִישָׁה proper name, of a location as son of Javan Genesis 10:4; 1 Chronicles 1:7; ׳אִיֵּי א Ezekiel 27:7 ( Aeolis Josephus Jerome Kn; H. Derenbourg Mélanges Graux, 235 f (English translation Hebraica. Oct. 1887,7); Hellas ᵑ7 Jon etc., Len Orig. ii. 2. 34 f; Italy, with Sicily, compare מְדִינַת אִיטַלְיָאᵑ7 Ezekiel , Di Genesis 10:4; Carthage = Elissa, Sta De Populo Javan, 8 f; EMey Geschichte i. § 282; decision difficult; last view very attractive).

I. [אלל] ( to be weak or insufficient, assumed in Thes as root of אֱלִיל (as also of אַל): compare Arabic to fail in a thing).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֱלִישָׁה [Elishah], pr.n. of a region situated on the Mediterranean Sea, whence purple was brought to Tyre, Genesis 10:4; Ezekiel 27:7. Elis is to be understood (comp. the Samaritan copy, in which, the ה being omitted, it is written אליש). The name of this place appears to have been applied by the Hebrews to the whole Peloponnesus, as the names of provinces, especially when remote, are very often applied to whole countries; comp. יָוָן. As to the purple not only found in Laconia (Her. Od. ii. 18, 7), but also in the gulf of Corinth, and in the islands of the Ægean sea, see Bochart, Phaleg. iii. 4. Others explain אלישה by Hellas, Greece; see Michaëlis, Spicil. Geogr. Hebr. t.i. p. 78.

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List of Word Forms
אֱלִישָׁ֖ה אֱלִישָׁ֣ה אלישה ’ĕ·lî·šāh ’ĕlîšāh eliShah